Day September 19, 2015

Mass Incarceration Visualized

Black History: Special Delivery!! http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/404890/prison-inherited-trait/ Check out this short video features by “The Atlantic”  Sociologist, Bruce Western explains what he refers to as “the inevitability of prison” for certain demographics off young black men.  Check out the full article and… Continue Reading →

James Zwerg-Freedom Rider: “……..Got so much notoriety because I was white”

Black History:  Special Delivery!! James Zwerg was born in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1939 and attended Beloit College. He developed an interest in civil rights from his relationship with his African American roommate, Robert Carter who was from Alabama. Zwerg witnessed… Continue Reading →

Dr. Bennet Omalu: Discovered CTE Disease in NFL Players

Black History:  Special Delivery!! Dr. Bennet Omalu is an associate clinical professor of pathology at UC Davis.  Omalu discovered the neurological disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in retired professional football players.  He is also chief medical examiner of… Continue Reading →

1st Black Pro Basketball Team: The New York Renaissance

Black History: Special Delivery!! The New York Renaissance, an all black professional basketball team was established on February 23, 1923 by Robert “Bob” Douglas. They were also known as the Renaissance Big Five and as the Rens. They played their… Continue Reading →

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